Sacramento-based three piece So Stressed are your new favourite band. The band, comprising of Morgan Fox, Andrew Garcia and Kenneth Draper, have just been enrolled as the inaugural signing to Honor Press, the new record label/publishing platform set up by none other than Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy. And So Stressed are a fine statement of intent for the label’s hardcore ethos.
So Stressed have an album in the can and are all set to release their debut The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art on 26 May, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a taste of what’s in store.
Lead track ‘Merv King & The Phantoms’ is a 1:41 sucker-punch of relentless drums, crunching guitar riffs and vocals so brash you can almost feel the spit on your face. Taking cues from the likes of Glassjaw and Blood Brothers, So Stressed have managed to formulate an epic force of aggression, optimism and all-out hardcore rock in under 2 minutes. We think it’s safe to say their album’s going to be something pretty special.
Listen to ‘Merv King & The Phantoms‘ below.